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Energy-Autonomous Robots Closer to Reality

December 7, 2016 | shares | tags:

Robots that inspect dikes and other sea defence structures are extremely useful — but require a large amount of energy. Researcher Douwe Dresscher, at the University of Twente in Enschede,…

Reducing Fuel Waste in Off-Highway Vehicles

December 7, 2016 | shares | tags:

Large off-highway vehicles used in construction can waste significant fuel because they are often left running while idle. To reduce that waste, engineer Dr. James Marco of the University of…

Senior Engineers Group Releases Brief on Infrastructure in Canada

November 3, 2016 | shares | tags:

A policy brief released by the Canadian Society of Senior Engineers (CSSE) says infrastructure in Canada may be aging faster than replacement schedules take into account. Our Main Infrastructure Works…

APEGA Endorses Bill C-243

October 18, 2016 | shares | tags:

APEGA endorses the creation of a maternity program strategy for Canada, along with enabling amendments to the Employment Insurance Act. Covered in Bill C-243, the proposals now before Parliament would…

Seeking Water Among Cable-Eating Camels and Curious Children

October 12, 2016 | shares | tags:

For Paul Bauman, P.Eng., P.Geoph., an intensive, two-week water exploration trip to Kakuma Refugee Camp — in the middle of Kenya’s Turkana desert — can be summed up in one…

APEGA Geoscientist Says No to James Cameron

October 12, 2016 | shares | tags:

Over the past two decades, Paul Bauman, P.Eng., P.Geoph., has volunteered on about 20 archeological projects around the world. He’s been featured in documentaries, including National Geographic’s Finding Atlantis, and…

A Big Thank You for 27 Years of APEGA Volunteer Service

October 11, 2016 | shares | tags:

The new Chair of APEGA’s Board of Examiners (BOE) has some mighty big shoes to fill, now that one of APEGA’s longest serving volunteers has retired from the position. Dr.…

Water Safety: A Failure to Learn From Past Lessons

October 11, 2016 | shares | tags:

When you use them all, a lot of post-nominal letters follow the name of APEGA President Steve E. Hrudey, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), FCAE, FSRA, FSRC, IWAF, PhD, DSc (Eng).…

Longtime Commitment to Earth Science Earns Geologist Prestigious Medal

October 11, 2016 | shares | tags:

Brian Jones, P.Geol., heads south in October to spend some time in the beautiful Cayman Islands — but not for a holiday. He’ll be attending Geology Week, volunteering his time…

Meet The Canadian Academy of Engineering's Latest Inductees

October 11, 2016 | shares | tags:

Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) are among Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers, providing strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. In June, the academy…

APEGA Members Named to List of Alberta's Top Influencers

October 11, 2016 | shares | tags:

The latest list of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People in 2016 — so named by Alberta Venture magazine — is called a round-up of “Albertans from every walk of life…

Two Universities, Two Honours

October 11, 2016 | shares | tags:

Dr. Norbert Morgenstern, CM, P.Eng., FCAE, says Zhejiang University deeply respects the University of Alberta Geotechnical Engineering Centre, which it demonstrated by naming him an Honorary Professor. Dr. Norbert Morgenstern, CM,…

Ice Rink of Dreams

October 11, 2016 | shares | tags:

Pile by pile. Beam by beam. Steel panel by steel panel.Over the past 30 months, Edmontonians watched with anticipation — and even awe — as a shiny new downtown arena…

Research Measures Temperature of Geological Faults

September 20, 2016 | shares | tags:

How do you take the temperature of a geological fault? And why would you want to? Recent research in Japan provides insights.For nearly a year, researchers from Texas A&M University…

Refinery will be Carbon Capture First

September 16, 2016 | shares | tags:

It will be Canada’s first new refinery in more than three decades – and it will also be the first with an integrated carbon capture and storage system. The Sturgeon…